New York: Simon and Schuster, 1958. First Edition. Presentation copy to the author's mother, SIGNED by MacDonald on the front endpaper. Publisher's "Compliments of the Author" card tipped in onto the front pastedown, with the name "Margie" (Margaret MacDonald's nickname) written in capital letters above the card.
Basis for both versions of the film "Cape Fear": one made in 1962, starring Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum, and the 1991 remake by Martin Scorsese, starring Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, and Robert DeNiro.
Near Fine in a vibrant, Near Fine dust jacket. Moderate fading to the book spine, and associated slight fading on the jacket spine, as well as some foxing on the jacket verso. Overall, one of the brightest copies of this scarce title we have seen.
In a custom quarter-leather maroon clamshell box.
The Dark Page II: 1959-1965, p. 130.
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